Wednesday October 05, 2022

The Verge’s 2022 spring gift guide

Photo illustration by Grayson Blackmon/The Verge Spring has already arrived, but it’s just beginning to feel like a new season. One that brings new possibilities. Although most of the attention is on Mother’s Day and Graduation, there are many other occasions to consider. Maybe you just need something to cheer yourself up when your allergies and pollen are making you miserable. We don’t judge! Our Spring Gift Guide has something for everyone. The Keychron Q2 mechanical keyboard ($169), which can be used to replace an old membrane-style keyboard, can help giftees free up valuable desk space. For the gamer in your family who is determined to get a next-gen console, we recommend Microsoft’s readily available and often-discounted Xbox Series S ($289.99). Playing games is a great way to avoid allergy season. Other gift ideas are less tech-centric. The Hario Cold Brew Coffee Jug ($49.99) is a great gift for someone who gets their energy from coffee more than sunlight. It makes eight cups of cold brew at once. We’ve included old favorites like The Old Farmer’s Almanac ($13.69), a charming gift that’s great for anyone who wants to grow the perfect vegetables for a spring salad. There are many fun ideas to get you started with your shopping. Price range: $20 to $50 $50 to $150 $150 up to $400 More Wotobeus USB C Charging Cable It features a tiny display embedded within the connector that shows how much current wattage is being transmitted to your device, unlike other options. This is useful if you need to check if your device or laptop is receiving the fast-charging output that it is supposed to, especially as this cable can handle 100 watts.
Amazon Lego Succulent Set, $19.99 There’s a solution for anyone who admires the plant-mom look but can’t keep their plants alive for more than a week. Lego’s 771-piece Succulent Set contains instructions for building nine miniature plants. These include aloe and cacti. They can also be disassembled and reassembled for different aesthetic combinations.

Amazon Target Logitech Lift Mouse $49.99 Amazon Target Logitech’s second-gen vertical mice looks strange but feels great. The ergonomic accessory can be used at a 57 degree angle, which can help reduce wrist strain. It also features a smooth scroll wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, and thumb buttons that automatically switch between forward and back while browsing. It is also available in a left-handed version. It’s easy to accommodate.

Price: $69.99 Amazon B&H Photo Ecovacs DeeBot U2 Pro The DeeBot U2 Pro is a budget-friendly robot that delivers big on value. It features a large dust bin, a massive 3,200mAh battery, and a swappable mop pads. The robot vacuum’s silicone brushes are great for cleaning hair that isn’t too tangled. It also makes it great for homes with pets. It’s an affordable way to do your spring cleaning.

Price: $344.99 to $3549.99 Amazon Home Depot Alienware monitor AW3423DW Alienware’s curving QD-OLED monitor is the most popular on the market. This monitor is the first to utilize Samsung’s QDOLED panel technology. This allows it to achieve deeper black levels and better colors, as well as brightness that can be used in dim rooms. This 34-inch beauty is ideal for anyone who values the best in tech and wants to be at the cutting edge of technology.

Price: $1,299.99 Dell Galaxy Watch 4 The Galaxy Watch 4 is the perfect gift for spring. It features a sleek design, smart software and health features. This watch has many features, so you can track your fitness and manage your sleep quality. To make the most of your workouts, you can use body composition analysis, ECG, blood oxygen, and blood oxygen to track your health and wellness. A sleep tracker that detects the stages of sleep can help you manage your overall sleep quality. You can customize your face, colors, fonts and band designs. There is a feature for everyone.

Price: $249+ Samsung Original Tamagotchi Yes, Tamagotchi lives. This version of the ubiquitous, egg-shaped virtual pet will be familiar to all children of the ’90s. The difference between the new and older model is the wide range of color options that are now available. The Tamagotchi comes in a variety of colors, including transparent blues, tie-dye, and sparkly neona prints. It is the perfect accessory to any keychain or bag, provided it is kept alive for at least a few days.

Price: $14.99+ Amazon Walmart Fujifilm Instax Mini Evo Instant cameras such as Fujifilm’s Instax Mini Evo make timeless gifts that are both fun and easy to use. The Evo allows your giftee to see and select which images they want to print, making it a more flexible and cost-saving option than other instant cameras. It also has a surprising number of lens filters, as well as retro-looking dials, buttons, making it a joy to use. Price: $199.95 Amazon B&H Apple iPhone 13 Pro The iPhone 13 Pro’s superb camera system includes a macro mode that allows you to capture close-ups of primroses, tulips, and other colors in bloom. It’s also great at phone stuff.

Price: $999.99 Best Buy Apple Playdate This adorable handheld features a unique crank that acts as its controls. It also comes loaded with a variety of seasonal, quirky indie games, including a turn based title where you try to take the perfect Sasquatch photo.

Price: $179 Apple AirPods Third-Gen Playdate Apple AirPods The third-generation Apple AirPods are great gifts for music fans thanks to their full-bodied sound quality and support for spatial audio with Head Tracking, which makes listening to music feel more immersive. They feature a discreet design with shorter stems that the previous model and handy features like IPX4 sweat resistance and water resistance.

Price: $167.99 – $169.99 Amazon Target JadeYoga harmony workout mat Spring is a great opportunity to get your workouts started again, and a yoga mat is a great way for your joints and muscles to stay flexible over the long term. JadeYoga’s rubber mat comes in a variety colors and has 4.5 millimeters padding. This makes it both supportive and comfortable, without causing you to lose your balance. You can also get it in a 74-inch version for taller people, as well as a standard 68 inch.

Price: $61.99 to 99.95 Amazon Target REI Bose soundlink Flex There are few Bluetooth speakers that are suitable for parties and the outdoors that don’t look garish. The Bose SoundLink Flexible is a great Bluetooth speaker that produces high quality audio and looks great doing it. It is waterproof and dustproof, and can last up to 12 hours on one charge. This portable speaker is perfect for anyone who values great audio, sleek design, and excellent performance, but doesn’t get muddled at the low end.

Price: $129 – $129.99 Amazon Best Buy The Old Farmer’s AlmanacVegetable Gardener’s Manual Nobody likes to kill plants, especially when they provide freshness for your cooking. This tried-and-true guide is a great resource for anyone looking to create a farm-to-table experience at home. This book will help even novices to create a delicious, homemade meal.

Price: $13.69 Amazon Target 2020 MacBook Air The MacBook Air is a great laptop thanks to its classic design and long battery life. It also includes Apple’s lightning fast M1 processor. This laptop isn’t a weakling, it’s capable of daily use and even creative projects.

Price: $949.99 to $9999.99 Amazon Best-Buy KeychronQ2 The KeychronQ2 QMK premium accessory is well worth the high price. The hot-swappable mechanical keyboard is available in three colors with accented keycaps and provides an excellent typing experience straight out of the box. If you prefer to make your own keyboard, you can choose from clicky, tactile, or linear switches.

Price: $169 Keychron DoubleNest Camping Hammock. We don’t know of any situation that would not be improved by a hammock. Eno’s large offering can hold two people and is rated at 400 pounds. It can also be attached between surfaces up to 12 feet apart. The nylon hammock is quick-drying and can be easily packed in a compression bag that’s no larger than a football.

Price: $54.69 to $74.95 Amazon REI Anker Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro Anker’s noise-canceling Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro makes a great gift, especially if the giftee is not familiar with the Android or Apple ecosystems. These platform-agnostic earbuds can connect to up to two devices simultaneously and offer powerful sound, a variety wingtips, and an easy way to connect to multiple devices at once. This feature is available on even the Sony 1000XM4 earbuds. They are our favorite pair of true wireless headphones.

Price: $129.99 Amazon Best Buy Walmart Amazon Kindle Your giftee can access a digital library on the go, or listen to audiobooks through Bluetooth headphones. Even though the 2019 model is getting old, it’s still very comfortable to hold and has a built-in light that allows you to read after dark.

Price: $54.99 to $69.99 Amazon Target Xbox Series S Although the Xbox Series X gets all the attention due to its limited supply and specs, the smaller Series S can be purchased and often at a discount. The digital-only console has 4 teraflops GPU performance and 512GB built-in storage. However, it can still deliver next-gen gaming on a tight budget. It’s also small and cute, making it an ideal choice for your bedroom TV.

Price: $289.99 to $3999.99 Amazon Target Samsung Galaxy Flip 3. If you are looking for something unique and different, a foldable smartphone is the best option. The Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 is a compact and affordable smartphone. The water-resistant, powerful Android device is about the same size as a wallet, but opens up to reveal an expansive 6.7-inch touchscreen that’s just as good as any other flagship.

Price: $799.99 to $999.98 Amazon Best Purchase Amazon Smart Thermostat Smart thermostats make great gifts. They not only lower your monthly energy bills, but also reduce your energy consumption. Amazon’s smart Smart Thermostat is a great option if you have a tight budget. It can learn and adapt to the habits of your giftee, making it a very affordable option. We can only hope they don’t get too picky about voice assistants as Amazon’s product only supports Alexa.

Price: $59.99 Amazon Target 2022 Frame (55-inch). The art-inspired Samsung Frame TV is still a favorite of ours. It can display a variety of artwork in your home instead of just being a blank canvas at which to stare. It looks even more like a canvas with a matte-screened screen. This reduces unwanted glare and makes it more appealing for gaming.

Price: $1,297.99 – $1,299.99 Amazon Samsung Hario Coffee Jug Cold Brew. It’s easy to make cold brew coffee and anyone who can save money on cold brewing is happy. This Hario jug is small and elegant. It consists of a stainless steel strainer and a glass cup that would look great on a modern countertop. It’s definitely cheaper than paying $3.25 for a large cold brew from Starbucks.

Price: $49.99 Amazon Verge 10th anniversary shirt The Verge celebrated its first decade in October. Did you forget to send us a birthday card? We have something better! Our 10th Anniversary Shirt is available for gift-giving. It’s perfect for someone who wants to celebrate the 10 years of our work at the intersection of tech and culture, or simply to admire Richard Parry’s amazing design. The stylish t-shirt features our logo. Only the Penrose triangle contains fun references from The Verge history.

Price: $29 DFTBA

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